Turning Winds Academic Institute
Executive Contact: Carl Baisden
Admissions Contact:John Baisden
Work Phone: (800) 845-1380 (w)
Address 1: 6885 Bauman St
City: Bonners Ferry
Specific Program Type: Therapeutic Boarding School
Specific Age Range: 12 - 17
Specific Gender Type: Coeducational
Description: Turning Winds Academic Institute is a co-ed, therapeutic, boarding school that is accredited
by Northwest Accreditation Commission(NWAC). We believe that each student has the
capacity to learn, that individual strengths have different learning modalities, and that high
expectations are necessary in order for the student to reach their highest potential.
Turning Winds Academic Institute stands out as an elite academic provider.
Turning Winds Academic Institute is an official ACT and SAT testing site and offers these tests
quarterly. Preparation courses are also offered for these tests. Furthermore, we are also
an official testing site for the GED. Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers CollegeLevel
Examination Program (CLEP) preparation for students. CLEP provides students with
the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in
undergraduate college courses. Students can earn up to six credits for each test. There are
2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.
An indispensable part of the Turning Winds Academic Institute is the therapeutic program.
The clinical services are overseen by our clinical director who is licensed in the state of
Montana. Upon admission, each resident is assessed by our Clinical Director, including
through the use of formal testing, to determine their unique psychosocial and mental health
needs. Then an individual treatment plan is created by the treatment team in order to
address the needs of that individual.
Turning Winds Academic Institute also offers a unique outdoor experience for each student
within the TREC program. TREC is a powerful experience which consists of a structured,
outdoor journey to remote yet accessible wilderness; the individual is challenged to learn
about the self and the environment.
Individual Psychotherapy Available:Yes
Accreditation Licensure Approval:Montana, Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Resident or Outdoor Programs; Northwest Accreditation Commission; National Independent Private School Association; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)